Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with several innovative companies on their science, techniques, and technologies aimed at improving bioavailability and solubility.
Susan Rosenbaum, JD, and Irwin Hollander, PhD, present a unique and novel solution to this greatest challenge in medicine for brain disease treatment, considered the “Holy Grail of Neuroscience,” with their breakthrough innovation.
Thomas Del’Guidice, PhD, Nancy Messier, PhD, and David Guay, PhD, present the Feldan Shuttle technology, a peptide-based delivery method that could provide efficient and safe intrabody delivery in mammalian cells.
GENE-EDITING TECHNOLOGY – How CRISPR-Cas9 Technology Will Play a Vital Role in the Future of Human Therapeutics & Drug Discovery
Kevin Holden, PhD, explores how this technology can be utilized in research efforts toward the development of new therapies and how it will play a vital role in the future of biopharma and drug discovery.
Omid Vafa, PhD, MBA, reviews unique technologies, including a transgenic rat platform expressing human heavy chain antibodies, and a state-of-the-art sequence-based discovery engine, to create novel multispecific antibodies for various therapeutic indications.
Allan B. Haberman, PhD, provides an updated discussion of approved and clinical-stage agents in immuno-oncology, including recently approved agents. He also addresses how researchers and companies are attempting to build on prior achievements in immuno-oncology to improve outcomes for more patients.
Divyaa Ravishankar, MS, says pharmaceutical companies have been subjected to a wide variety of external forces compelling them to get innovative about development of new platforms, liaise with new partners, leverage big data toward precision and predictive diagnosis, and identify new markers.
Jeff Galvin believes as the pace of gene and cell therapies accelerates over this next decade, potential cures for chronic diseases, cancer cures, and autosomal defect cures will result, and the efficacy of new therapeutics may move as much as $500 billion from traditional pharmaceuticals to gene technologies.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin, in this second annual report, speaks with several exciting and innovative companies whose platform technologies are transforming drug development.
Tim Leaver explains how his company has developed a proprietary technology for the rapid development of nanoparticles and seamless scale-up for clinical studies and commercial production, and how it is transforming the development and manufacturing of a range of nanoparticle formulations from a hit-and-miss affair to a standardized process, accelerating novel nanomedicines from the bench to the clinic.
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Passage Bio recently debuted with a $115.-million Series A financing led by OrbiMed Advisors and joined by Frazier Healthcare Partners, Versant Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners, Vivo Capital and Lilly Asia Ventures.
Codexis Announces Nestlé Health Science Exercises Option for Exclusive Global License: Triggers Milestone
Codexis, Inc. recently announced that Nestlé Health Science has exercised its option to obtain an exclusive license for the global development and commercialization of Codexis’ novel, orally delivered enzyme CDX-6114 for the management of phenylketonuria (PKU), an orphan metabolic disorder.
uniQure N.V. recently announced it treated the first patient in its HOPE-B pivotal trial of AMT-061, an investigational AAV5-based gene therapy incorporating the patent-protected FIX-Padua variant for the treatment of patients with severe and moderately severe hemophilia B.
Bavarian Nordic A/S recently announced the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) have exercised another option under the ongoing contract for freeze-dried MVA-BN smallpox vaccine.
Catalent, Inc. recently announced it has commenced a $200 million capital investment in its Biologics business to expand drug substance manufacturing capacity and drug product fill/finish capacity due to projected growth among existing and future customers.